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by piller
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Nice video on the design and manufacture of Mini-14

I have a Mini 30. I like it and it is accurate enough. Handloads get about 1.5 inch groups at 100 yards, and steel case Russion junk gets between 3 to 9 inch groups. My handloads would be what I would use if I ever took it out hunting.
by piller
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice little levergun writeup
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Nice little levergun writeup

I have a .480 caliber model 92. 9 shots of 325 grain Hornady XTP should stop most interpersonal social crisis situations. It can be reloaded by the spring loaded gate or by removing the magazine tube. The model 92 in a pistol caliber of .357 or larger should be a useful tool for self defense.
by piller
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GREAT thing for disabled veterans....
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: GREAT thing for disabled veterans....

Looks as if it would help get the disabled Vets back out where they could do what they want. Cool.
by piller
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: A Horrific Incident

There are some differing Ideas about muzzleloaders, but we all have to remember that we cannot let the anti-gun crowd have a spot to get a wedge in to take anything more away from us. I have a more modern inline front stuffer which uses percession caps. I have nothing against the ones which use shot...
by piller
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Snowfall Amounts Around the Country

Having moved to Texas as a 30 year old, I can vouch for the accuracy of the "South" part of that. The Texas Drivers handbook has advice for differing weather conditions. Warm and dry-speed up. Rain-speed up. Snow-speed up. Ice-speed up and get home. Seriously, it is only a tiny percentage of the dri...
by piller
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: success: daughters first deer
Replies: 16
Views: 166

Re: success: daughters first deer

Nice looking deer and a pretty young lady. You did a great job teaching her how to shoot. Congratulations to her and you.
by piller
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life can be very cruel
Replies: 25
Views: 260

Re: Life can be very cruel

Nothing in my week even reaches the level of being worth mentioning in comparison to this. Prayers sent.
by piller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk about a bright idea!
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Talk about a bright idea!

If it is reasonably priced, then it should be worth using. There are a lot of ideas which never get past the making a trial run due to expense. Making the whole system more efficient should pay for itself. Efficiency is normally a good thing.
by piller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Marriage veterns will recognize this rookie mistake

29 years together. Yes, there have been a few fights, but they do not happen every day because we each try to take care of the other. I cook most of the time because her mother never taught her. Easier to just fix the meal than to fight about it and still not get something edible. My wife once fixed...
by piller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Horrific Incident
Replies: 25
Views: 551

Re: A Horrific Incident

I am guessing a cell phone was involved. I hate it when I am trying to give or obtain important information to someone about their prescription and they cannot put the cell phone down long enough to pay the slightest bit of attention to something which is important. A double charge would be easy if ...
by piller
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Maybe save Griff some Grief.....

I have seen women self identify as hot when they are carrying over 50 pounds of suet on a frame that isbuilt for no more than 5 extra pounds. Sort of looks like the Michelin Tire Man after the holidays. How those women fit a size 18 extra fat into a size 4 spandex without the spandex screaming for m...
by piller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 444 Marlin article
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: 444 Marlin article

Doc, if it takes 320 handloads fired to get just one animal, maybe you need to get something effective. Maybe a .25 ACP would be better. :lol:
by piller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

Great looking gun and a beautiful speed goat. That old .45-70 still gets the job done just as well as it did before bottleneck magnum cartridges became the only thing which would kill anything bigger than an anemic jack rabbit. If Kyle Lamb calls to tell you it is not tactical enough, don't let him ...
by piller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Caused the California Fires....
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Trump Caused the California Fires....

Those high capacity assault butane lighters must have been the cause.
by piller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanamacher report
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Wanamacher report

I need to try to get that weekend off. Tulsa is not all that far from the Dallas area.
by piller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump Caused the California Fires....
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Trump Caused the California Fires....

I truly feel sad for those few who are intelligent and reasonable people still living in California. The EnviroNazis have really screwed things up out there. For example, I am certain that Shasta did not contribute to the problems which led to the disaster which befell him. He probably was one of a ...
by piller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Model 19 - With Pic
Replies: 52
Views: 820

Re: S&W Model 19

One of my older brothers had a Model 19 about 30 years ago. He shot it a lot with maximum power loads and it went out of time. Before he messed it up it was one of the most accurate pistols I ever fired. At 100 yards, the chicken silhouette was easy to hit with that pistol. It was not built to be an...
by piller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: This shooting is gonna have reverberations
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: This shooting is gonna have reverberations

According to the article, the bystanders were shouting "security" and the police still shot him. It sounds to me that there was more happening than was reported. Of course, all journalists tell only the facts and tell the whole truth. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by piller
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Maybe MORE states would solve some problems...?
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Maybe MORE states would solve some problems...?

Use it against them. Call in on every liberal you know. Even the Governor's family.
by piller
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI

There are heroes who do sacrifice themselves. Unfortunately, many of the ones who need the help after the war are not receiving it because of the incredibly stupid laws which take away too much from those who seek help. If they seek help, they are forever classified as a danger to themselves and oth...
by piller
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some photos from Blighty.
Replies: 25
Views: 417

Re: Some photos from Blighty.

It is still raining here. We probably need to dig "turtle" ditches soon. For those who know that reference, I was at Greaves for a year.

Our trees have just about turned brown all over in this area.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: "The Lost Battalion" -- Argonne Forest, WWI

They survived Hell.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A very nice find!
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: A very nice find!

Cool! I didn't know that adapters had been around that long.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some photos from Blighty.
Replies: 25
Views: 417

Re: Some photos from Blighty.

What is wrong with the trees there? Here in Texas, we have 2 colors. Green and brown. The change from green to brown happens over about a week, then all the leaves fall off.

Those are some good pictures of the game there. Someone will be eating some delicious meals.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule deer vs Winchester
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Mule deer vs Winchester

I have a .270 and a .30-30, and both do their jobs as well now as those calibers did when they were new. It is no surprise to me that the .30-30 works.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piebald buck in Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Piebald buck in Ohio

Interesting look. It sort of makes me wonder about the recessive genetics for coloration.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One hundred years ago today.
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: One hundred years ago today.

Happy Veteran's Day to all who served, no matter what role, no matter if it was wartime or not. To all who went whether drafted or volunteer, thank you.

By the way, who remembers why Jimmy Carter pardoned the draft dodgers?
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old cowboy song, seldom heard
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Old cowboy song, seldom heard

Good music and good singing. Not necessarily what is popular in today's world.
by piller
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sunny Hostin is the definition of clueless
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Sunny Hostin is the definition of clueless

Mexico is interfering in our elections again. Why don't we just stop all Western Union money transfers to Mexico and ahut its economy off.
by piller
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prayers and suggestions for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: prayers and suggestions for guidance

Blood sugar levels are also a potential issue. Low blood sugar is irrevocably tied in to alzheimers. Even 1 episode of low blood sugar causing you to fall down is enough to know that you will have alzheimers. Low is as dangerous as high in blood sugar levels.
by piller
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look at it this way!!
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Look at it this way!!

Any former elected official caught lobbying or consulting a lobby firm within 6 years of leaving office should be sentenced to 6 years hard labor. After 6 years, go ahead and lobby. Your power will be reduced and it will be more of a level field. Federal Judges who are overturned more than 3 times i...
by piller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prayers and suggestions for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: prayers and suggestions for guidance

A long acting diuretic taken late at night would cause some odd reactions if the person didn't get enough water. It seems counterintuitive, but diuretics make it absolutely necessary to get enough water.
by piller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Need of prayer please.
Replies: 27
Views: 353

Re: In Need of prayer please.

Prayers sent. Do take the calcium and vitamin D, and it wouldn't hurt to get zinc and magnesium as well. Comfrey does help push the process along. Any type of cancer needs to be treated. The good part is that some cancers are easier to treat. There is NOT just a single type of cancer, and some grow ...
by piller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday COSteve.
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Happy Birthday COSteve.

Happy Birthday!
by piller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: California needs Tougher Gun Laws
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: California needs Tougher Gun Laws

Unless you are Escargot or related, why would a salt gun be a danger? I kill flies with my salt gun.
by piller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1920 Lever Action Pistol
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: 1920 Lever Action Pistol

Interesting. New to me.
by piller
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

Here is something I found that gives some information, sort of. Not quite what you are looking at, but it may help.
https://www.gun-tests.com/issues/24_8/f ... -ME3FNME0M
by piller
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: m.A.g.a.
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: m.A.g.a.

I stayed up late watching the results. I guess we all had something in this that made it necessary for us to pay attention. I am disgusted at some of the results, but the Republicans held on to the Senate. Now if a bunch of them will man up and do what is right, we might get something accomplished. ...
by piller
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Multi-ball loads in 357 or other calibres

There is a .410 bore load like that for defensive use. I don't have anything to shoot it in, and have not bought it or tried it. As far as knowing anything about it, I could be a CNN correspondent on this issue because I have zero knowledge of the subject.
by piller
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: m.A.g.a.
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: m.A.g.a.

Hey Six, you are retired. What are you doing up before 11AM your time?
by piller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pharmacist
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: The Pharmacist

It is funny.
by piller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sp101 grips
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: sp101 grips

Altamont does. $64.00 on Altamont.com and a couple of extra styles in that rosewood.
by piller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945
Replies: 22
Views: 711

Re: What a picture! Lever deer hunters circa 1945

They look like regular folk to me. I would like to see which calibers are represented there. I would bet on .30-30 for a couple. There is probably at least one in a caliber that is no longer available as a factory option, but that is an easy guess since the 94 is out of production.
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: last chance
Replies: 14
Views: 474

Re: last chance

I plan on voting Republican all the way except for Todd Little for County Judge. He used to be Mayor of my little town, and I wouldn't vote for him if you threatened my life. I believe that he would never change his stripes. He put together a deal to have a power plant built right beside a school wh...
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It hurts a bit. But its all good
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: It hurts a bit. But its all good

May the joy you brought to that family be returned upon you ten times over.
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check Out This Buck
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Check Out This Buck

Awe! He is tiny. Let him grow up from being a tiny little 1 pointer.
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love archery season!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: I love archery season!!!

That takes some skill. 18 yards is better than 50 yards with a tricked out all modern setup.
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A different I thought I was done
Replies: 39
Views: 650

Re: A different I thought I was done

Six, you sound like you are trying to get interest in your rifle. Why? Nobody wants or shoots those obsolete calibers anymore. It probably would be better off melted down to scrap and turned into a Prius. :lol: On a serious note, I would love to shoot a bunch of those obsolete calibers. There is jus...
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day

There are other explosives. :lol:
by piller
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 11/5/2018 Guy Fawkes Day

Yes, have fun with the bonfire and the effigy. Don't do like Mulberry and cut the Guy down and share a drink with him while watching the bonfire. That short lived series is what taught me about Guy Fawkes day, though V for Vendetta taught me who he was.